You memory isnt triple channel, you should be doing dual channel 4GB. You dont need 6 and the third stick could slow you down.
That CPU is a top performer, its your graphics card that is horribly outdated. If you were to get an ATI 5850 graphics card (around $300) you would have an awesome gaming system. The problem is 5850s are really hard to find right now. If you are not playing on a hi res monitor, the 5770 (around $165) would probably be good enough. Whats your monitor resolution?
The only other question is what kind of power supply you have. You may need to upgrade the power supply to handle a real graphics card.
I'd get rid of some of those IDE devices. No newer mobos have enough IDE ports. You'll end up having to buy an add on IDE controller just to have the needed ports. A SATA hard drive would do good to speed up your system anyway. Check out this drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
so is dual channel better what brand do you reccomend
what mobo is better for this cpu overclocking,speed,stability
is air cooling good enough
i am getting 2 used sata hardrives 1 tb and 500gb 10000 rpm for 50 $what confiq raid?
my moniter is 1024x768 i 'm going to get a 50 inch 1080 later on
best graphics card for 200
need new psu old p4 psu loud
the case has 5 fans one to cool hardrives one to circulate air 3 to blow out air
what cooler would be best for the cpu
both are western digital i got it from my friend 2x1tb and a 500gb for 50$+ dvd rom
is there a benefit for dual video cards
i also need a basic tv tuner
The problem is your OS, though. Windows XP Pro doesn't have Media Center and Windows 7 Ultimate is a waste of money. I would get Windows 7 Home Premium. Here's a combo deal with the Sapphire 4890 + 64-bit Windows 7 which makes the OS only $90.
Look at frostytech.com for cooler rankings. Those old Zalman round ones were at the top a few years ago, but the new direct contact tower coolers are better. Zalmans latest cooler (CPNS10X) is also a direct contact tower cooler.